Reading Bernard Williams

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-09
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Author Biography

Daniel Callcut is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Florida. His doctoral thesis was titled Bernard Williams and the End of Morality (Johns Hopkins, 2003). He has since published a number of articles indebted to themes and ideas from Williams.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Ethics and metaphysicsp. 7
The absolute conception: Putnam vs Williamsp. 9
The good life and the "radical contingency of the ethical"p. 24
Did Williams find the truth in relativism?p. 43
Human reasonsp. 71
Williams on reasons and rationalityp. 73
Thick concepts and emotionp. 94
The architecture of integrityp. 110
Stories and self-conceptionsp. 139
D'ou venons-nous ... Que sommes nous ... Ou allons-nous?p. 141
Williams and the phenomenological traditionp. 166
Bernard Williams and the importance of being literarily earnestp. 189
Political realismp. 211
Bernard Williams: Tragedies, hope, justicep. 213
Against political luckp. 242
Political agency and the actualp. 262
Indexp. 287
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